Seasynthesis – sound composition for rīvus, Biennale of Sydney, 2022

The Embassy of the North Sea is participating in the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, together with artist Xandra van der Eijk(1985). The title of this major international contemporary art event, which will be open to the public from 12 March to 13 June 2022, is rīvus, meaning ‘stream’ in Latin.

Situated along the waterways of the Gadigal and Burramattagal people, the Biennale of Sydney will be articulated through a series of conceptual wetlands and imagined ecosystems populated by artworks, public programs, experiments, research and activisms, following the currents of meandering tributaries that expand into a delta of interrelated ideas.

The Embassy of the North Sea and Xandra van der Eijk are participating with the project Ghost Reef. In addition, the composition Seasynthesis has been developed for Space in Between, a series of self-guided walks and site-specific exercises created by rīvus participants and extended national and international thinkers, researchers and makers. Space In Between connects the Biennale of Sydney locations through mindful walking, inviting audiences to pay attention to the surrounding landscape and experience the city with fresh perspectives.

Read more about Seasynthesis and listen to the sound composition bellow!